Thursday, May 13, 2010

"God, Caden. I wish we had this..."

" ... when we were young. And all those years in between.
My heart aches so much for you.

We're here, Caden."
In honor of her birthday today I was going to do a list of my favorite performances of Samantha Morton's, but looking through her credits I realized that there's a shameful amount of her work that I haven't seen yet. I still haven't seen Control or Jesus' Son or even The Messenger from last year, and I scarcely remember Sweet and Lowdown.

But I adore her every single time I see her in something and over the past couple of years, with Synecdoche (review) and with Mister Lonely (review) especially, I've come to revere her like few other actresses working today. So happy birthday, you wonderful wonderful actress. I look forward to working backwards athrough you've already given, and then seeing what you'll give in the future too. (Next stop: Pixar's John Carter of Mars!)


Popcorn and Cigarettes said...

My fave recent performance of hers was in Elizabeth: The Golden Age. I thought she deserved an Oscar nom for her work there.

I am also in the same boat as you though, I have seen a shamefully small amount of her work.

Michael Parsons said...

The woman is magic. Her eyes alone are a master class i acting.